National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is partnering with the Six-Word Memoir Project and their upcoming (Sept ‘17) book Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America, on a contest to celebrate the opening of Amerike — The Golden Land, NYTF’s musical (running July 4 to August 6) evoking the Jewish American immigration experience, and to get excited for NYTF’s upcoming Immigration Arts Summit (July 17 & 18), featuring keynote speaker John Leguizamo.

 

HOW TO ENTER
Share your or your family’s coming to America story (on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) in Six Words and you could win a pair of tickets to Amerike – The Golden Land, and the book Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America. NYTF  is picking 10 winners at random who submit via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and include BOTH the hashtags #AmerikeGoldenLand & #SixWordsFOTB. (Encouraged on Twitter if it fits, but not required to enter is tagging @Folksbiene & @SixWords)

 

TIMING: The contest runs now until Thursday July 20, 3pm EST. The 10 winners will be announced starting Friday, June 30 (1 winner announced per day).

 

RULES: Each Six-Word Memoir must contain only SIX WORDS

  • Each entry must include BOTH hashtags #AmerikeGoldenLand & #SixWordsFOTB
  • OPTIONAL: you may include a video or photo to help illustrate your memoir.
  • You CAN enter multiple times, but each must be an individual new memoir
  • Folksbiene and Museum of Jewish Heritage Employees, Amerike – The Golden Land and Immigration Arts Summit production staff, and cast members / speakers are not eligible to win, but are encouraged to submit memoirs!

 

Examples of Six-Word memoirs from the upcoming book: Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America.

Another Greek Odyssey, thriving in America. –Arianna Huffington
Every immigrant’s journey is truly incredible. –Aziz Ansari
Immigrants, we get the job done. –Lin-Manuel Miranda
Even after internment, still love America. –George Takei
Joyous polyglot, cooked with the world. –Mario Batali
My accent has become my voice.  –M. Night Shymalan

Example of how an above actual ENTRY would look

Immigrants, we get the job done. #AmerikeGoldenLand #SixWordsFOTB
Even after internment, still love America. #SixWordsFOTB #AmerikeGoldenLand

 

The “ MY FAMILY’S JOURNEY” Six-Word Memoirs®  Contest!is in partnership with Six-Word Memoirs® from Six-Word Memoir Project . To read or write more Six-Word stories, see SixWordMemoirs.com